David H Zellner

Chief Investment Officer, Wespath Benefits and Investments

Dave Zellner is the Chief Investment Officer for Wespath Benefits and Investments, which is an agency of The United Methodist Church and located in Glenview, Illinois. Wespath currently manages $20 billion of participant and UMC-affiliated institutional assets and provides benefits to over 100,000 active and retired lay and clergy employees of The United Methodist Church and its affiliated agencies. Before assuming his current position in 1997, Mr Zellner was a Senior Vice-President and Director of Operations with Investment Research Company, then an investment management affiliate of United Asset Management. Previously, he was Director of Equities for the Shell Oil Company Retirement Funds where he managed two internal investment portfolios.

Mr Zellner helped co-author and was one of the original signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment in 2006. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Capital Guardian Emerging Markets Growth Fund. He received his BS in Finance from Louisiana State University and MBA from the University of Houston.